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Prospect of reintroducing Alice Springs' banned drinker register sparks debate

21. října 2014 v 23:51
The potential reintroduction of the controversial banned drinker register (BDR) in Alice Springs has sparked debate amid criticisms that the current policy of stationing police outside bottle shops is ineffective and racially divisive.The Alice Springs -Alcohol Reference Group (ARG), an advisory group putting together community strategies around alcohol management, is discussing recommendations for an alcohol management plan, and the return of BDRs has been raised.Some members have spoken out in support of the register which saw repeatedly offending problem drinkers placed on a list preventing them from buying takeaway alcohol.In March, information presented to an inquiry said alcohol-related admissions to hospital emergency departments had doubled after the removal of the BDR once the Country Liberals took office in 2012. http://asepoka.ru/09-2013/index4.html

Armed intruder had penetrated farther into White House than admitted

21. října 2014 v 23:50
An armed intruder said by prosecutors to have been a threat to the president made it much further into the White House after jumping a perimeter fence than the secret service first admitted, according to damning new evidence to be heard by a congressional panel on Tuesday.Witnesses have told the House oversight committee that Omar Gonzalez overpowered an officer at the front door and was not stopped until he reached a separate room toward the back of the White House, according to testimony first reported by the Washington Post.After running past a stairway leading to the first family's living quarters, Gonzalez, a former army sniper, sprinted the 80-foot length of the East Room and was finally apprehended at the doorway to the Green Room - another formal room overlooking the South Lawn - the Post reports. http://asepoka.ru/01-2014/index6.html

Anger in Tokyo after North Korea delays report on abductions

21. října 2014 v 23:49
Hopes for an imminent resolution to North Korea's abductions of Japanese citizens during the Cold War have dimmed after Pyongyang failed to produce a promised report on its initial investigation into the missing people.Having agreed to pass on their findings by the end of this month, North Korean authorities have said that the probe could last up to a year, sparking anger in Tokyo.Establishing the whereabouts of a dozen Japanese citizens snatched in the 1970s and 80s and taken to North Korea to teach their language and customs to communist agents is an emotive topic in Japan, where it is considered more important than Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.Five of 17 people on Tokyo's official missing list were allowed to return home with their families in 2002, but Japan has refused to believe North Korean claims that it had abducted only 13 people, and that the remaining eight had died. http://asepoka.ru/11-2013/index2.html

Can art help to bring peace to Sudan?

21. října 2014 v 23:48
In the 1990s, as the war continued to escalate in southern Sudan, northern Sudanese activists arrived in conflict-affected areas in what was called a peace convoy.Initially the activists felt they were "mistrusted and no-one wanted to speak" to them, but after some days, this changed and people began to open up. Much the same has happened since 2011, when war broke out in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan and activists began pitching the idea of visiting the conflict areas and the refugee camps to send a message of solidarity.Sudan's conflicts have often involved areas on the marginalised periphery revolting against the more powerful and wealthy centre. There is a gulf between the people who live in these different areas. http://asepoka.ru/12-2013/index4.html

Top Republican calls for US ground war amid fresh strikes on Isis

21. října 2014 v 23:47
The Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, on Sunday ramped up the political rhetoric over Syria and Iraq by saying American forces will need to be put on the ground in the battle against the Islamic State (Isis).Boehner's comment that at some point "boots have to be on the ground" marks a significant inflation in the terms of the debate over how to deal with Isis. President Barack Obama has repeatedly said US ground forces will not be used in the conflict, which on Sunday saw US-led strikes in Syria and the first British strikes in Iraq, though the Pentagon has ordered the dispatch of 1,600 US troops to Iraq for what it insists will be training and other support functions. http://asepoka.ru/09-2013/index6.html

Mythbusters: help us find the truth about North Korea

21. října 2014 v 23:46
Have all North Korean students been required to get Kim Jong-un's haircut? Not likely, say reports from the ground. Did Kim Jong-un order an enemy of the state to be executed by flamethrower? There's no solid confirmation. Was Kim Jong-un's wife killed? Claims appeared one day and then she appeared in video footage a day later.NK News, a Guardian network partner, has said that rumours based on anonymous sources lead to "an echo-chamber effect" in a mainstream media hungry for information.We want you to help us turn this on its head. Do you have a myth you'd like us to try and debunk? Or a burning question you've always wanted to ask? Fill in your details in the form below and we'll consult our expert network to get them answered. http://asepoka.ru/01-2014/index4.html

Obama admits 'we're not moving fast enough' to stop Ebola spread

21. října 2014 v 23:46
Barack Obama warned the world on Thursday not to "stand back" and expect the United States to combat the spread of the Ebola virus alone, saying a slow international response could cost hundreds of thousands of lives.Speaking at a special high-level meeting on Ebola at the United Nations, Obama said there had been progress in efforts to slow the disease at its epicentre in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. But he added: "We need to be honest with ourselves. We're not moving fast enough. There's still a significant gap between where we are and where we need to be."The international response had to be "like a marathon, but run at the pace of a sprint"."That's only possible if every nation and every organization does its part," the president said. http://asepoka.ru/10-2013/index1.html

F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet makes combat debut against Isis in Syria

21. října 2014 v 23:44
It took an air war against a foe with minimal aerial defenses to bring the US air force's most advanced warplane into combat.The F-22 Raptor, a stealth fighter jet as star-crossed as it is beloved by the air force, finally took to the skies in anger on Monday night. It joined its more seasoned cousins the F-15 and F-16, as well as the B-1 bomber and armed drones in attacking Islamic State (Isis) training camps, barracks, headquarters and vehicles in north and eastern Syria.But Isis is hardly the foe that the architects, advocates and congressional allies of the F-22 anticipated the plane fighting.The F-22 is the air combat version of a luxury vehicle. While it carries air-to-ground missiles and guided bombs capable of precision placement from miles away - something the air force believes makes it a replacement close-air support jet for the infantryman's best friend, the A-10 - the F-22's air-to-air missiles and radar-evading stealth gear it to fighting through heavily defended skies above advanced adversaries. http://asepoka.ru/03-2014/index.html

Fewer Kiwis choosing to call Australia home as opportunities dwindle

21. října 2014 v 23:44
Australia might be the lucky country but it seems fewer Kiwis are willing to take a chance across the ditch.New statistics show just 30,500 people living in New Zealand opted to move to Australia in the 2013/2014 financial year, down from 48,000 in the previous year.On top of that, the number of people relocating to New Zealand from Australia rose to 22,200 from 16,800 for the previous period.New Zealand citizens were responsible for most movement in both directions.The figures confirm past monthly statistics indicating New Zealanders are opting to stay home or come home as Australia faces tough economic times.Migration has slowed to such a point that there was no net migration of New Zealanders to Australia in June, the first time this had happened since August 1991. http://asepoka.ru/08-2013/index4.html

Obama to target 'inversion' firms moving HQ abroad to avoid US taxes

21. října 2014 v 23:43
Companies that seek to avoid US tax by shifting their headquarters abroad are being targeted under tough new rules announced by the Obama administration that it claims will dramatically reduce the benefits of so-called corporate inversions.The controversial technique, which has allowed companies such as Burger King to move abroad by buying a smaller foreign rival, had become a major test of White House resolve in the face of a failure to agree a legislation solution in Congress.But after several weeks examining legal options for unilateral executive action, Treasury officials say that a series of changes to their "administrative guidance" will suffice to stamp out much of the practice in future. http://asepoka.ru/04-2014/index3.html

Kansas court decision lets Democrat off Senate ballot despite GOP efforts

21. října 2014 v 23:42
The Republicans' bid to regain control of the US Senate suffered a major blow on Thursday when the Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling widely-viewed as a boost to an independent challenger in the state.The ruling compels Kansas's Republican secretary of state to remove the name of a Democratic candidate from ballot papers ahead of November's elections.Republican strategists had wanted Chad Taylor to remain on the ballot, hoping it would divide the large block of Kansas voters opposed to the state's three-term incumbent senator, Pat Roberts. Instead, the decision is expected to lead to Democrats switching allegiance to the independent, Greg Orman, who according to one recent poll already enjoys a seven point lead over Roberts in the deep-red state. http://asepoka.ru/10-2013/index4.html

Eight men put on trial in Cairo over Egypt’s ‘first gay marriage’

21. října 2014 v 23:41
Eight men accused of taking part in a marriage-like ceremony have been put on trial in Cairo, prompting fears of another crackdown on LGBT Egyptians.Prosecutors alleged the men had participated in a gay wedding, which sparked a media backlash after footage from the ceremony emerged on YouTube this month. Members of Egypt's gay community believe at least 35 other men were also seized from public places, as police mounted a dragnet operation to gather information about the identity of those in the video.Described online as Egypt's "first gay marriage", the footage showed two men embracing, exchanging rings and celebrating with their friends on a small boat on the Nile - a scene that scandalised conservative Egypt. http://asepoka.ru/12-2013/index.html

Letter from Australia: Point to point

21. října 2014 v 23:40
It's 6am on a winter's morning: mist is rising off the lake, and the kookaburras laugh in a nearby gum, challenging the laggards to get up and enjoy yet another sunny day in the low-to-mid-20s. That's 20C, not your Pommy 20 Fahrenheit - it never gets that cold here.We turn over in bed. No need for us oldies to get up just yet, though our friendly juvenile whip-bird has now joined the morning chorus, lulling us back to sleep.Boreen Point is 20km from civilisation, by road or by river, but many more from the cares of the everyday world. Ready to retire from the city life 10 years ago, we were fortunate in finding the right place at the right price at the right time. We only needed a six-month babysitting sojourn with our grandchildren in Kirriemuir, Scotland, to convince us that we could easily adapt to life in a small community: in this case, one that houses less than 200 people, after a lifetime spent, in my case, living and working in cities from 1 to 8 million, here in Australia and in Britain. http://asepoka.ru/03-2014/index2.html

Film and television world pays tribute to actor James Garner

21. října 2014 v 23:39
The American film and television world reacted with sadness on Sunday to news of the death of the Emmy winning actor James Garner, who died in Los Angeles at the age of 86.The Star Trek star William Shatner said: "Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of James Garner this morning."Garner, who had open-heart surgery in 1988 and suffered a stroke in 2008, was reported to have died of natural causes.Born in Norman, Oklahoma, on 7 April 1928, he began his acting career in the 1950s, after serving in the Korean war, in which he was wounded twice. He was best known for his roles as a wise-cracking Wild West card sharp, in Maverick, and an ex-con turned private eye in The Rockford Files.Primarily known as a star of the small screen - he made a number of Rockford Files TV movies, despite leaving the regular series in 1980 - Garner gained one Oscar nomination, for the 1985 romantic comedy Murphy's Romance, in which he played a small-town druggist opposite Sally Field. http://asepoka.ru/11-2013/index4.html

Father of Ohio man killed by police: my son might be alive if he were white

21. října 2014 v 23:38
The father of the young black man who was shot dead by police in a Walmart store in Ohio last month has accused the officer involved of not giving his son enough of a chance to surrender because of his race.Speaking after a grand jury declined to indict the officer, who shot John Crawford III as he held an unloaded air rifle and spoke on his cellphone at the store in a suburb of Dayton, Crawford's father said that his son might still be alive if he had not been black."I believe that had he been white, the tolerance level of the officer involved realistically would have probably been more favourable," said John Crawford Jr, in an interview with the Guardian on Thursday."I think that he would have been given a better opportunity, a better chance," said Crawford. http://asepoka.ru/09-2013/index5.html

New Benghazi report criticises Republican fixation on facility attack

12. října 2014 v 9:37
House Democrats have launched a fresh effort to protect Hillary Clinton from renewed political pressure over the killing of US ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, publishing a lengthy compendium of official reports and probes into the circumstances of the attack.On the eve of the launch of a special Benghazi committee convened by Republicans with new powers to summon witnesses but dismissed by their opponents as a politically-motivated stunt, a group of five Democrats on the committee claim their report, called "Benghazi on the Record", tackles the remaining controversies head on."To help prevent this committee from becoming another partisan witch hunt, this database clearly lays out many of the questions that have been asked and their corresponding answers," Washington Democrat Adam Smith told reporters at a press briefing on Capitol Hill. service pack 3 не устанавливается

May’s anti-terror plans will be open to abuse

12. října 2014 v 9:35
I don't think that I will be the only one alarmed by Theresa May's proposals. Oh yes, they'll be welcomed in some quarters, but if I read them correctly, they represent the most draconian attack on freedom of speech in my lifetime (Editorial, 1 October). Added to the annihilation of our internet and telephonic privacy, they could take us into the Russian and Chinese domain of dissenter control. The argument that they are needed because of an ever-increasing terrorist threat fails against, for instance, the Northern Ireland "troubles" experience, where, deprived of, in Thatcher's words, "the oxygen of publicity", IRA recruitment thrived. And where will the censorship end? Investigative journalists, editors, actors, dramatists, criminalised for broaching the subject? фотошоп android

US environmental groups may sue to block building of LNG export terminal

12. října 2014 v 9:35
Environmental groups said on Tuesday they may sue to block the construction of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.The announcement comes a day after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the five-member panel that oversees natural gas infrastructure in the US, gave the green light to Dominion Energy's Cove Point export terminal, which could export tens of millions of dekatherms of natural gas each year.Cove Point is now slated to become the first gas export facility on the east coast of the US, and the fourth approved by FERC in the continental US. The only terminal currently in operation in the country is in Alaska.The facilities have run into opposition from environmentalists who say transporting gas thousands of miles away will increase greenhouse gas emissions. лучшие ретро сборники

FiSahara 2014: sharing Sahrawi stories at the world's most remote film festival

12. října 2014 v 9:33
As the great and the good of the world's film industry prepared to descend on Cannes last week, a very different film festival was coming to a climax deep in the Sahara desert.Far from the red-carpeted Mediterranean opulence of the Croisette, the Sahara International Film Festival - known as FiSahara - took place in a sun-baked refugee camp deep in the Algerian desert. What it may have lacked in glittering VIP premieres and champagne-fuelled yacht parties, FiSahara made up for in spades with dune parties, camel races and multiplex-sized screenings beneath the stars.Now in its 11th year, the FiSahara film festival attracted over 300 international actors, screenwriters and cinephiles, alongside thousands of Sahrawi refugees exiled from their native Western Sahara for nearly four decades. читать книги литрпг

Dennis Rodman to go back to North Korea – again

12. října 2014 v 9:32
Dennis Rodman is at it again, talking about two of his favourite subjects: sports and North Korea.The celebrity gossip website TMZ caught up with the former NBA star this week as he got on to a bus, and it was evident that he believes his sporting relationship with the country is still going strong.Dodging questions about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's recent time out of the public eye, Rodman said that he would be returning to the peninsula in November to bring pro-wrestling to the North.It was unclear whether Rodman knew that he is not the first to have this idea. Earlier this month a throwdown, organised by a Japanese wrestler-turned-MP, saw North Koreans wrestlers line up against an international competitors in front of dozens of reporters, tourists and celebrity guests. евро трек симулятор карта россии